Konica Minolta Awarded “Robecosam Gold Class” Commendation for Sustainability

| 23 November 2018

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded the prestigious RobecoSAM Gold Class 2018 commendation for Corporate Sustainability. In 2018, Konica Minolta was the only company to receive a Gold classification in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry.

In 2017, over 3,500 of the world’s leading companies were invited to participate in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), held by the Swiss-based SRI research specialist. This year’s record number of participating companies clearly demonstrates that sustainability is rising to the top of corporate agendas.

"We are very proud to receive this renown commendation in recognition of our drive to place corporate social responsibility at the heart of our business. We believe that the innovations we deliver to our customers can play a key role in helping them to protect the environment and meet the challenges of globalisation" - Ikuo Nakagawa, President of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe.

The Sustainability Yearbook profiles the top 15 percent of companies from each industry, according to their CSA scores for environmental, social and economic efforts. Out of the listed companies, the Yearbook then awards the leaders according to performance with Gold, Silver or Bronze. Within each industry, the top performing companies, such as Konica Minolta, receive the prestigious RobecoSAM Gold Award.

For the assessment of companies from the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, RobecoSAM focused on criteria comprising economic, environmental and societal factors, such as corporate governance, privacy protection and Supply Chain Management, handling of hazardous substances, operational eco-efficiency and product stewardship, human capital management and talent attraction and retention.


Konica Minolta – pioneering sustainable business

The following perfectly resonates with Konica Minolta’s core values for delivering sustainable solutions for modern businesses: respect for the environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety as well as responsible supply chain management, human capital and diversity.

Konica Minolta commits to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from across its entire value chain by   60 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. This is in line with the Konica Minolta long-term Eco Vision 2050, in which the company set clear targets for the reduction of emissions throughout the entire lifecycle of a product. To ensure the success of Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta, in conjunction with its business plan, set specific targets in the areas of Environmental Value and Corporate Value